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Bill Sharman

Bill Sharman is one of a select group of individuals in NBA history to win a championship as both a player and a coach. Known for his willingness to spend countless hours in the gym perfecting his skills, Sharman brought a disciplined work ethic to the game. A superb 15-letter athlete at Porterville (CA) High School, Sharman was a bona fide star at the University of Southern California where he was a two-time All-Pacific Coast Conference selection and Conference MVP. In ten seasons with the Celtics, Sharman teamed with Bob Cousy to form one of the NBA's most formidable and championship-laden backcourt duos. He was a superb foul shooter, leading the league seven times in free throw percentage. In a 15-year coaching career, Sharman was the first coach to win championships in three different pro leagues.

Enshrined

1976

Born

May 25, 1926 Abilene, TX

Died

October 25, 2013

College

Southern California

Professional Career

Boston Celtics Cleveland Pipers L.A. Jets L.A. Stars Utah Stars Washington Capitals

Career Stats

6' 1" HEIGHT
SG POSITION
4 NBA CHAMPIONSHIPS
8x NBA ALLSTAR
4x ALL-NBA FIRST TEAM
2x ALL-AMERICAN